Developer Bob and His Illicit Work-Around: What’s Wrong With Outsourcing Your Own Job to China?
From The Curious Capitalist
January 18, 2013 - 11:38am
9hngfvnnnnwu4ehne4uj3muj hjukll.;ftgbrdes Consider that last, er, paragraph a failed experiment in outsourcing. Inspired by news accounts of an American software engineer identified only as “Developer Bob,” who secretly outsourced his job to China so he could spend his days surfing Reddit and looking at cat videos, I decided to try a clever cat-related labor-saving ploy of my own: to get one of my cats to write this piece for me by setting her on my laptop keyboard. Well, that didn’t work. Not only did my cat fail to produce any usable prose – it’s almost as though she had no business-writing training at all – but my experiment didn’t save me any time. Due to an unexpected issue with excessive squirming (hers), it took three tries for me to get my cat to type that one, um, word. The first time I set her on the keyboard, she accidently shut down my laptop with her little...Continue reading this article »